Just after 10:00 Saturday morning the jury began deliberating but were still divided.
Finally, the judge dismissed jurors and issued a gag order on involved parties.
Dunn will remain in the Johnson County jail pending a new court date.
Earlier Friday, the jury sent a letter to the judge, asking questions about the case of Gary Dunn in the murder of Nona Dirksmeyer.
The judge said he did not answer the jury's questions. Circuit Judge Bill Pearson told the jury foreman he didn't want to know which way the panel was leaning, but asked for numbers.
"Six, four and two," the foreman said, without elaboration.
Dunn has been talking with family and friends as he waits for a verdict. Dirksmeyer's mother has also been waiting in the courthouse.
The courtroom was cleared Friday morning of everyone but attorneys. Jurors were then seen going individually into the Johnson County courtroom.
After the jurors were questioned one by one, the courtroom is now reopened to the public. The judge has replaced another juror with an alternate.
Today's THV doesn't know if this note is what lead Pearson to dismiss one of the jurors Friday and call in an alternate. Only one alternate remains. The trial began with four. The judge called another alternate after a family member had a medical condition, and another is being used after a juror was seen crying outside court Thursday.
There was no indication why, and a gag order prevents attorneys and officials from discussing the case.
Dunn is charged with capital murder in the 2005 death of Dirksmeyer in Russellville. Defense attorneys claim Dirksmeyer's boyfriend, Kevin Jones, was the killer. Jones was acquitted in 2007.
On Thursday, both the defense and the prosecution said their closing arguments. Also, a juror was removed from the panel after a similar hearing. Deliberations then started from scratch after an alternate was put onto the jury.
Wednesday, the defense rested after calling several more witnesses to the stand to testify. Both the prosecution and the defense agreed to save closing arguments for Thursday.
Tuesday, Dunn's wife Jennifer Dunn testified that she saw Gary leave Dirksmeyer's apartment two weeks before she was killed, even though Gary denies knowing Dirksmeyer.
Monday, a state police investigator testified that whoever killed Dirksmeyer was holding the weapon in their right hand, and he implied that Dunn was left handed.
Friday, a DNA examiner with the state Crime Laboratory testified that tests conducted on more than a dozen items after Nona Dirksmeyer's murder yielded no matches to the two suspects in the case.
Thursday, Kevin Jones' mother Janice took the stand, as well as Nona's mother and stepfather Carol and Duane Dipert and a scientist from the Arkansas State Crime Lab.
They all testified about what they remember from the day Nona died in 2005, and the scientist testified about collecting evidence from Nona's cell phone.
Kevin Jones took the stand Wednesday, describing how he found Nona in her apartment, and apologized for contaminating the crime scene by straddling her and performing mouth-to-mouth resuscitation
In 2008, Today's THV talked with Kevin Jones and his mother Janice. Check out the story as well as the extended interviews with both.
THV's reporter Katherina Yancy is in Clarksville and will have more on the "THV 10:00 Difference" and todaysthv.com.
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